Calling By Prayer
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.”
God Almighty, who has thoughts of peace and not evil toward His people, has promised that His people shall call upon Him, pray unto Him, and that He will hearken unto them.
This word of promise is based totally on the omniscience of Him who knows His own thoughts and purpose toward all that He has chosen unto salvation.
There is not the slightest possibility that those He has purposed to save shall be damned.
While His people shall call and pray unto Him who is their hope, we must ever remember that calling and praying is by the power of Him who made us willing to do so.
The word of God is sure, and never would the word of promise be left to the fickle will of mortal man.
As God Omnipotent has purposed the expected end (verse 11), He shall perform it in His people.
Pray they shall, and when they pray … He shall hearken, and teach them what He has done for them in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
By Marvin Stalnaker